catalogue of criteria (ICC)
interdisciplinary catalogue of criteria (ICC) will be a toolbox of
criteria and methods to make the basic steps for development, planning
and management processes more efficient and appropriate to multi-dimensional
interrelated problems of the development and management of urban green
spaces. The toolbox maintains a set of criteria and methods to support
the description of green space objects, problem structuring, planning
and decision-making processes on the level of the whole city / urban region
and on the level of particular urban green spaces.
and description of work
The toolbox of criteria and methods addresses the multi-disciplinary questions
in the planning and management processes of urban green spaces. Therefore,
the ICC has to offer selected criteria to describe the present status.
Furthermore, it provides guides and methods how to evaluate the present
status, define desired planning targets, consider disturbing impacts or
new opportunities, define strategic paths for the development and planning
of actions to achieve a holistic view.
The ICC will
- a tool
to analyse the green structure of a city / urban region (city profile)
- a tool
to evaluate particular urban green spaces (green space evaluation)
- a set
of methods to improve the development, planning and management of urban
green spaces (methods for improvement).
of each topic generally follows a typical path of worksteps. During the
course of the working steps different methods, e.g. criteria matrices,
cross impact matrices, causal loop diagramming are applied.
Single worksteps are developed by scientist partners (from the ecological,
economic, social and planning point of view), discussed and refined in
the consortium with the help of communication using the project's Intranet
capabilities. On several workshops and during the whole process, the toolbox
ICC is modified according to recommendations resulting from applications
(in the 4 case study and 8 reference cities) and suggestions from external
sources (e.g. external researchers, external practitioners and the public).